Is social media a good thing or a bad thing? This is the most frequently asked question in schools, universities or even at the dining table in every household. Thomas Salzano, a New Jersey-based photographer, hairstylist, traveler, guitarist, and a blogger shares his views on both positive and negative impacts of social media.
Here’s what he has to say:
Positive Effects of Social Media
Social Media = Voice of the People
Social media gives youth so much freedom. Now, everyone has a platform for expressing themselves, to raise voice against injustice and to collectively raise hands for the poor or oppressed section of the society.
Social Media: An Important Part of Business Strategies
Social media has become a crucial part in the corporate world too. Almost every kind of businesses is using social media platforms to promote their brand, product, or services.
The advertising on social media can reach all ages and demographics without much investment. Social media platforms act as a two-way communication and companies can deliver a greater level of customer satisfaction through it.
Social Media = Real-Time News Updates
Earlier, people got real-time information of what’s happening around the globe through television or radio. But now with the advancement in social media, people are getting most of the news through their social networks.
Negative Effects of Social MediaSocial Media Leads to Depression and Anxiety
According to a medical study, teenage and young adult users who have spent more time on social media platforms were shown to suffer a higher rate of depression than others. Some common symptoms of social media depression and anxiety disorder are:
Social Media Facilitates Cyber-Bullying
Unfortunately, with the help of social media platforms; people can taunt, lie, rave, and post rumors which destroy the lives of many. Cyber-Bullying puts an adverse impact on a person’s both emotional and psychological health.
Social Media Reduces Productivity
While using social networking sites, people ignore actual work goals. Micromanaging your social media habits is probably the most efficient thing you can do.
If used correctly, authentically and legally, social media can open doors in ways no one can imagine. It’s up to you, on which side you want to stand. The blog was written by Thomas Salzano, a New Jersey-based traveler, photographer, guitarist, and a blogger.
Also Read :- https://thomassalzano.wordpress.com/2018/10/24/being-self-aware-is-the-key-to-success-how-to-boost-self-awareness/
Thomas Salzano | Thomas N Salzano, Thomas J. Salzano is a hairstylist offering modern, occasional and serial hairstyles.